Constitution

From my stack of stuff – Chuckie Schumer is wrong about the Presidency

by Skip September 23, 2018

“The job of the President is to make Americans’ lives better.” Note: this was supposed to be a Quick Thought.  Once again, it didn’t turn out that way. Really?  That’s the main purpose of being President? That line, by the way, was from US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on  ” This week with Georgie Steaphanopoulos” […]

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“Modes by Which Tyrants Accomplish Their Purposes Without Resistance”

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2018

“One of the ordinary modes by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance is by disarming the people and making it an offense to keep arms… The friends of a free government cannot be too watchful to overcome the dangerous tendency of the public mind to sacrifice for the sake of mere private convenience this powerful check […]

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The Left Means to Rule us at Our Own Expense

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2018

David Bernstein, writing at the Volokh Conspiracy, has some excellent thoughts on human nature and the compulsion for oppression. Reading it I am reminded of its application to current events. The public rise of Antifa. The open advocacy of the use of force to silence political opponents. The abuses of the bureaucracy in pursuit of […]

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DISQUS Doodlings – This isn’t how ANY of this works, Bruce!

by Skip September 23, 2018

Well, Peter’s post “Republicans must not cower in the face of Democratic treachery” is getting a bunch of traction in the comments section and as I do from time to time, I mix it up in the comments instead of just putting my thoughts here on the front page.  This time, I just couldn’t help […]

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Why You Won’t Find Abortion in the U.S. Constitution

by Steve MacDonald September 7, 2018

Democrats should be happy that Judge Kavanaugh does not see a specific right to abortion in the words of the US Constitution. It means that the lib-states can do whatever they want. Lefty Landscapes can continue to “euthanize” minority populations before birth and legally “separate” immigrant mothers from their unborn babies. All at Taxpayer Expense! […]

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The Kavanaugh Amendment

by Ian Underwood September 4, 2018

If the answers to constitutional questions are in the Constitution, then it shouldn’t matter at all who sits on the Supreme Court.  We should be able to replace any subset of justices, and the same questions should get the same answers.  They’re all looking at the same document, right? You might be feeling some hesitation […]

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Jeff Day – candidate for NH State House, Hillsborough County District 6 (Goffstown)

by Op-Ed August 5, 2018

Hello, fellow Goffstown residents, Exciting news! I’ve decided to run for state representative. By way of introduction, I am Jeff Day, and I am vying for one of the 5 seats in the NH House representing the town of Goffstown. I am a Goffstown native. I am your neighbor, your friend, your classmate. My kids have gone to school with your […]

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Blogline of the Day – What they fear most they first seek to destroy

by Skip July 14, 2018

Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh. They Fear the Constitution. OK, let me try to write short on this one for a change: Do I really need to explain why? When the Left is reduced to calling him a “frat boy” because of his first name, you KNOW they got nuttin’ and he isn’t the real […]

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Searching for Justice Frodo

by Ian Underwood July 11, 2018

It never ceases to amaze me how many people find it reasonable to think that we need to go to court to get an answer to a question like:  Can a state enact a law banning the ownership of semi-automatic rifles? Textualism says that when applying a statute or constitutional provision, we should look only […]

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So, another “win” for our government education?

by Skip May 14, 2018

Only when you consider the older man’s education (you know, when it actually taught actually history and actual civics and not this PC crap we see in the top panel). The South deemed their slaves to be property but wanted them also counted as people for representation.  The North said – ok, if your slaves […]

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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Susan Olsen May 14, 2018

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, […]

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A Font Deserves More Faith than The Party Platform (among other things)

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2018

Jennifer Horn started out as a Tea Party Conservative. Defend the Constitution. Fight the Establishment Ruling Class. No Government Health Care, blah blah blah. That very quickly went by the wayside. Way (way way way way) by the wayside. She’s still faithful to Times Roman 12pt, though. Feel free to take that wherever you like.  

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The constitutionality of education savings accounts

by Op-Ed April 16, 2018

By NH State Rep Glenn Cordelli Recently two of my colleagues in the New Hampshire House wrote that Senate Bill 193, the “school voucher” bill, is unconstitutional (Monitor Forum, March 24). I believe that my friends are incorrect, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with me. Let me start out by correcting the repeated line about a voucher […]

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Mark Robinson takes those mealy mouthed skulls-full-of-mush March for our lives “students” to school

by Skip April 9, 2018

“…first ones taxed and the last ones considered“ The Set Up: A local public radio station, reporting on the meeting, quoted a high school freshman and a high school senior, both members of March for Our Lives Greensboro, who told the city they opposed the gun show. “A gun show where background checks and identification are […]

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Marsy’s Law – When Everyone is a Victim, No One Is

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2018

Nicole Fortune joins me to discuss a proposed amendment to the constitution (CACR22) known as Marsy’s law. A change sold as victims rights that are actually bad for victims, bad for privacy, bad for the accused, but good for government. Listen to find out why. Visit the blog post for this episode to find more ways […]

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Ideologies do not belong in schools (Part 2)

by Op-Ed April 6, 2018

By Ken Eyring There’s a lot going on in our schools. Not all is good. We have blindly entrusted the education of our children and their malleable, impressionable minds to our public education system. Upon doing so, we expect our children will be provided with an education that is free from ideologies. But that is […]

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FB Doodlings: “Katharine Gregg: Why can’t we give up our guns?” – Part 1

by Skip March 28, 2018

I am so behind on these kinds of “I comment here” and “commented there” type posts, so it’s now time to get a’marching. The question above was asked over at the Concord Monitor. I’ll give her props for outing herself that she’s terrified of these totally inanimate object, and turn on her for demanding the […]

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Resistance in California – To The Jerry Brown Moonbat Sanctuary Mandate

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2018

A plucky berg in California and its Mayor Pro-tem, a descendant of Japanese immigrants, has moved to protect local businesses from the trap set by the state. Los Alamitos, the second smallest city in Orange County, just passed a huge ordinance asserting the city’s compliance with the United States Constitution. Specifically, in an unprecedented yet […]

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Quick Thought – eh, what is Chuckie Schumer saying without his head exploding at the podium?

by Skip March 16, 2018

(Reformatted, emphasis mine): Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) rose on the Senate floor on Tuesday and gave a speech admonishing Republicans in Congress for not acting on what he presented as their constitutional duty to stand up to the president. “A congressional party that is wholly subservient to the political interests of the president is failing fundamentally […]

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We’ve already done that – Progressives, now it’s your turn

by Skip March 7, 2018

National Reciprocity would be a good start.  After all, those who hold CCW licenses (pistol/revolver license here in NH) have been shown to be many times more law abiding than police; how much safe do you want to get?  And I’ve never seen the “rivers of blood in the streets” that the anti-Constitution folks scream […]

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‘Remember, when it comes to “gun control,” the important word is “control,” not “gun.”‘

by Skip February 25, 2018

As seen on FB (emphasis mine): Here are some interesting facts (in case you accidentally find someone interested in such things): There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the population dies from […]

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Notable Quote – Bonchie

by Skip February 24, 2018

OK, tonite, I’ve got nuttin – but there’s a lotta folks out there that do.  From RedState, Bonchie points out that the Left’s claim to “right to be safe”, especially those of the teen survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School murders that have gone full political, is sheer nonsense. Emphasis mine: ******************** There […]

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Why I vote the way I do

by Op-Ed February 15, 2018

By Norm Silber As a member of the New Hampshire House of Representative and Chair of the Town of Gilford Budget Committee, I am sometimes asked for justification or criticized for my position and votes on various issues before the NH House, the Belknap County Delegation, and the Gilford Budget Committee. Imitation being the sincerest […]

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Notable Quote – Randy Barnett

by Skip December 30, 2017

As Madison predicted, the greatest danger to the liberties of the people lies where the greatest power resides, which in a republic is in the majority of the people.  By harnessing the powers of the majority, the progressives were able to overcome the barriers of the Republican Constitution. Having breached those barriers, however, progressives then […]

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Blogline of the Day – Either you accept ALL of the Constitution or none of it

by Skip December 17, 2017

And so on — ignoring the fact that the same progressives who’ve got their knickers in a twist about national concealed carry reciprocity fully support the Supreme Court decision forcing all 50 states to recognize gay marriage. Not to mention ignoring the Supreme Court’s McDonald decision “incorporating” the Second Amendment (ruling that the protection trumps local and state law). Anyway, here comes […]

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Meet The Press was no better than the Concord Monitor on the insurance bailouts

by Skip October 16, 2017

Yesterday, Meet The Press (MTP) was no better than the Concord Monitor on the insurance bailouts, and it was quite clear, right from the start, that this was going to be nothing more than a Trump bashing and it was clear why. MTP shows its journalistic bias just as clearly as the Concord Monitor. Chuck Todd […]

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Bias: Concord Monitor burying the lede on Trump’s action on Obamacare?

by Skip October 16, 2017

The headline over the weekend on a post about Obamacare: Trump’s blow to Obamacare jolts health consumers, politics President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed […]

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Using tweet as cover, Trump is remaking the Judiciary?

by Skip October 14, 2017

Frankly, he’s doing better than any other modern era Republican.  Didn’t hurt that Dirty Harry (Reid) paved the way for the destruction of the Liberals hold on the judiciary.  Emphasis mine – and note that at the bottom of this quote: The media remains so caught up with the president’s tweets that it has missed […]

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Yeah, and Zandra Rice-Hawkins was a sterling example of why we don’t “join their conversation” on guns

by Skip October 9, 2017

I’m going to watch it again, but it was class Rice-Crispies operandi – dripping with condescension and her favorite tactic of hijacking the conversation while someone else is talking (in this case, Susan Olsen representing the Women’s Defense League).  I have to give Susan kudos for the attempt, but it was clear that Zandra Rice-Hawkins […]

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Speaker of the NH House Shawn Jassper makes it clear that Free State Project is not his cup of TEA

by Skip October 4, 2017

Former NH Speaker Gene Chandler: “Anyone with an ‘R‘ after their name is a good Republican” I disagree with that statement (especially those that support the Democrat agenda more than the Republican one). But then again, while Jasper is making it clear that he hates the Free State Project, he also made it clear that the […]

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